Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Kensington Gardens (London)

Kensington Gardens is the name of one of the lovely parks in London.

This one is effectively a Western extension of the enormous Hyde Park.

The gardens are bounded to the North by Bayswater Road, an extension of Oxford Street, and on the South by Kensington Road and Kensington Gore.

Kensington Gardens were originally the grounds of Kensington Palace, which, with its elegant Orangery, can be visited.

It was William IV who permitted public access to the gardens on a daily basis.

The Albert Memorial, opposite the Royal Albert Hall, was built as a memorial to Prince Albert, Victoria's consort. It was designed by George Gilbert Scott and built between 1863 and 1875.

The Peter Pan Statue was created by George Frampton and installed in 1912.

The delightful Kensington Round Pond was where J. M. Barrie met Jack Llewellyn Davies, who boy who inspired Barrie's creation of Peter Pan.

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